Destinations >> Rome Overview

History, art, architecture and gastronomy converge in Italy’s storied capital city.  From ancient ruins to dynamic culture, Italy’s Eternal City enchants with everything it has to offer.

Cheat Sheet

Sleep in the midst of it all at Hotel Artemide  – When in Rome Eat like a local at La Maisonnette, Ristrot – Drink cocktails in style at Gotha Roma – See the views from the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica – Shop ‘til you drop at Castel Romano Designer Outlet Get Outside and hike for views of Europe’s tallest waterfall Don’t Miss the chance to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain

What to do in Rome

We all know Rome wasn’t built in a day, and along those lines, you should allow yourself a few of them to see all of its major attractions. You’ll likely want to start out at the beginning with ancient sights like Colosseum, Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo. The Vatican lies a bit outside the city center and houses sights like St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums. Touring the city you’ll stumble on outdoor attractions like Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. With all the sightseeing, you’re likely to build up an appetite. Luckily, Rome offers al fresco dining abound. Hit your favorite piazza and grab a seat to gaze out at fountains and people watch. Load up on pasta, pizza, veal and house wine. For a more refined experience, check a Michelin Guide and make reservations in advance.

What to take to Rome

What you pack for Rome ultimately depends on what activities you’re planning on doing. Visiting the city usually always involves a fair amount of walking, so plan to bring comfortable shoes. Rome is also a maze of piazzas and picturesque alleyways that may get you lost in a good way. When you want to get out make sure you have a city map, guidebook or working GPS on your phone. Italians are a fashionable bunch, so dress smart and in layers depending on the season in which you’re traveling.

What to take buy in Rome

One of the best things to do in Rome is shop. Whether it’s for jewelry, clothing or even gourmet food, you’ll have plenty of small shops and well-known boutiques to occupy your time and your credit card. Italy is also known for its chocolate and you can’t leave without a box of Baci Perugina or two.

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